ALSPAC for Social and Economic Researchers

This page is aimed at researchers in social sciences and related disciplines who are using or may be interested in using data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, which is known popularly as "Children of the 90s". ALSPAC recruited more than 14,000 pregnant women with estimated dates of delivery between April 1991 and December 1992. These women, the children arising from the index pregnancy and the women's partners have been followed up since then and detailed data collected throughout childhood.

For information about the cohort and the data available, see the dedicated pages. To acquire data for your own research, read the data access policy and guidance.

ALSPAC Social Science Research Newsletter

"Researching Gambling and Risk-Taking with Children of the 90s": a September 2012 presentation to an audience of study families. Click in the bottom right to show it full-screen.

Past Research

A list of publications of interest to social scientists has been compiled from the longer list of ALSPAC publications.

Past Workshops

Programmes and presentation materials are available from past ALSPAC Social Science Workshops.

Current Research

A list has been produced (correct as of May 2008) to give social science researchers a general idea of the type of research currently underway. However, it is not an exhaustive list and new project proposals are received frequently by ALSPAC. If researchers are considering a new research project with ALSPAC it is advisable to approach the ALSPAC Executive (research@childrenofthe90s.ac.uk) with an outline of your research idea. The Executive will be able to give correct and up-to-date information about whether there is any overlap with existing research.